England vs India 2021: Shardul Thakur Opens Up About His Nickname ‘Lord’, Says ‘It’s Just A Meme Started In Social Media’

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Shardul Thakur
Shardul Thakur

Shardul Thakur grabbed the limelight on Day 1 of England vs India 4th Test match at Kennington Oval after smashing a half-century. Later, during the post-match conference, the Indian pacer opened up about his nickname ‘Lord’. The right-arm bowler said mentioned that he just has two nicknames and Lord is something made-up by fans.

Shardul Thakur’s quickfire knock during England vs India 4th Test thrilled the Indian fans to a great extent. At one stage, Virat Kohli and boys were railing at 127-7. Batting at no.8, Thakur presented a T20-style batting, knocking 57 runs in just 36 balls while smashing 7 boundaries.

Shardul Thakur
Shardul Thakur en route to his fifty at Oval. (Credit: Twitter)

I Have Only Two Nicknames: Shardul Thakur

During the post-match press conference after Day’s play, a reporter asked Shardul Thakur about his new nickname Lord. To this, the 29-year-old player replied that Lord’s is just a meme that started on social media and he has only two nicknames.

“I have only two nicknames, Lord is just a meme started in social media but I am pretty happy that I am getting lots of love from the teammates & fans across the world”, Thakur said. Have a look at the video below where the Indian pacer opened up about his nicknames.

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Earlier, Ravichandran Ashwin had given Thakur the nickname ‘Wicket Takooor’ after his spectacular bowling show during India vs England limited-overs series in March this year. When Thakur smashed a fifty against Australia in Brisbane Test in January this year, teammates gave him the nickname of Shardulkar.

Shardul Thakur
Shardul Thakur after reaching his fifty off 31 balls. (Image: Twitter)

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Thakur’s blistering fifty took India to 191-10 in the 1st innings. Earlier, skipper Virat Kohli also smacked a half-century (50). For England, Chris Woakes picked most 4 wickets while Ollie Robinson managed to pick 3 scalps in his kitty. James Anderson and Craig Overton got 1 wicket each.

Ollie Robinson, Virat Kohli
Ollie Robinson, Virat Kohli. Image Credits: Twitter

Later, the hosts England lost their openers cheaply. Rory Burns lost his wicket for 5 runs while Haseeb Hameed was gone for a duck. Joe Root also became a victim of Umesh Yadav, who clean bowled him at the score of 21. With Dawid Malan (26*) and Craig Overton (1) on strike, England trails by 138 runs with 53-3 on the scoreboard. Jasprit Bumrah has scalped 2 wickets while Umesh Yadav has picked 1 so far.

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